Monthly Archives: May 2017

WHAT I’M READING: Bottleneckers: Gaming the Government for Power and Private Profit

By William Mellor and Dick Carpenter II, (Encounter Books, New York, 355 pages, $27.99) Private monopolies, when firms combine to try to rig markets through cartels, have been a concern of government economic policies since at least the anti-trust legislation of the late 19th century. But these attempts at cartels have failed again and again…

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Mainstream Media Mediocrity: A Profile of NBC Nightly News—-Lying Brian Williams and a Clinton, outrageously overpaid, on the payroll. Part 2

The nonsense of NBC Nightly News—one of the most influential mainstream media institutions—has been going on for years. For instance, several years ago, they had to dump their anchor Brian Williams because he was a liar; he exaggerated, or what he said “misremembered,” his experiences during the Gulf War. Lying Williams and a Clinton on…

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Mainstream Media Mediocrity: A Profile of NBC Nightly News No bureau in Paris? Or Caracas? Or God knows where else? Part I

Tens of millions of Americans exclusively depend on network television news in how they view the world. And, given the superficial, biased nature of much of NBC News, that is too bad. That’s because many of these mainstream media news operations—NBC, ABC, CNN and CBS—aren’t very good. Reporting is often based on rewrites of print…

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